Blind Student Template Letter Regarding Inaccessible Education Technology

Letter for Use by Post-Secondary Students in Response to School’s Implementation of Inaccessible Software

Please fill in all information surrounded by asterisks.



*Administrator title*
*School name*
*School address*
*Administrator’s email*

RE: Request under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act for *Student’s Name*

Dear *Administrator*:

I write concerning the above-referenced matter. Please note that I have been diagnosed as having *Diagnosis*. As a result of *Diagnosis*, I am substantially limited in engaging in major life activities including, but not limited to: seeing, gathering information using vision, and interacting with technology using vision.

I make this request as a student who attends *School Name*. Currently, *School Name* allows the use of the following software:
*Inaccessible software list*

This software does not provide blind/low vision students using assistive technology an equal opportunity to achieve the same result or the same level of achievement as others. Moreover, this software inhibits blind/low vision students like me from being able to engage in communication that is as effective as communication with students without disabilities.

In order to allow me to participate in and meaningfully access the benefits, services, programs, and activities of *School Name* and to have effective communication means to do so, I request that *School Name* prohibit the use of the inaccessible software listed above for all individuals in the district and either (1) choose an accessible alternative or (2) provide accommodations or modifications that permit me to receive all the educational benefits provided by the technology in an equally effective and equally integrated manner.

I hereby request that *School Name* implement the foregoing requests made pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act and pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Please let me know if you have any questions about this request. I thank you in advance for your efforts to provide blind/low vision students like me with access to the educational curriculum and programs at *School Name*.

I look forward to hearing from you soon and to working with you and your staff to ensure equal access for blind individuals at *School Name*.


*Student’s Name*

*Makers of inaccessible software, email address*
National Federation of the Blind, [email protected]